I have been changing my own oil for a while now on my 03 Accord EX-V6. For
some reason I have never been able to reset the Maint Required light that is
triggered when the oil life is expired. I tried the explanation in the
owners manual and that didn't work. Am I missing something? Does this
light signal other issues with the car? My understanding was that all it
was for was signaling late oil changes.
Any help is appreciated.
First, as the other poster said, make sure it's the yellow horizontal
view of the engine, not a red indicator. On my Civic, the reset
with the car OFF, press and hold the trip odometer reset button in.
Start vehicle. Continue to hold the trip odometer button in until the
maintenance required lamp goes out... should take less than 10 seconds
after the vehicle has started. Let us know if that worked!
Amazing how often this question comes up.
See here for more solutions:
In case all the preceding causes severe distress, do this:
1) Turn off the engine.
2) Press and hold the Select/Reset knob in the instrument panel, then turn
the ignition switch ON (II).
3) Hold the knob for approximately ten seconds until the indicator resets.
This comes straight out of your Owner's Manual.
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